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  • Polluted Water, Polluted Culture (one more consequence from contraception)

    10/04/2009 2:29:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 1,203+ views
    CERC ^ | October 4, 2009 | MATTHEW HANLEY
    Estrogen – from artificial contraception pills, consumed daily by tens of millions of women – is making its way through sewage treatment plants and severely pollutes our waterways with chilling consequences. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar reacted to an August report that emissions from coal-fired power plants have led to widespread mercury pollution in our rivers and streams by saying: "this science sends a clear message that our country must continue to confront pollution, restore our nation's waterways, and protect the public from potential health dangers." Who, after all, wants toxic levels of mercury in our rivers? But mercury is not...
  • Why are some men drawn to redheads?

    09/16/2009 2:24:10 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 116 replies · 18,225+ views
    CNN ^ | September 15, 2009 | John Devore
    A reader wrote in asking me why most men are "fascinated" with redheads. In this instance, I think "fascinated" is a nice way of saying "obsessed." She admitted to being a redhead, and, therefore, the object of such ardor. Columnist suggests attraction to redheads may be because they are a genetic rarity. She's asked these men why they are so drawn to the crimson-haired, and the best she ever got out of them was "Redheads iz just hawt, yo!" This is true, but it is not the whole truth. I wouldn't say most men love redheads. A sizable majority, sure....
  • Demasculation of America's Boys

    09/08/2009 4:47:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 147 replies · 4,780+ views ^ | September 8, 2009 | Rebecca hagelin
    Every time I write about how the modern culture seems dead-set on destroying the confidence of America's little boys, I am swamped with e-mail. It seems that everyone with a son or grandson has a story to tell about how manhood and chivalry are under attack. Last week I heard from a dad, Bill, who echoes the sentiments of many: "The boys are getting emasculated and wimpy/passive as they're now intimidated by girls due to fear of sex harassment charges and pro-female/anti male societal/educational tilts." Sadly, he's right. As a mom of two sons and a youth leader I have...
  • Science: Attractive Women Make Men Temporarily Stupid

    09/04/2009 10:48:52 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 76 replies · 9,443+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 9/3/9 | kdawson
    Ponca City, We love you writes "The Telegraph reports that men who spend even a few minutes in the company of an attractive woman perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function than those who chat to someone they do not find attractive. This leads to speculation that men use up so much of their brain function or 'cognitive resources' trying to impress beautiful women, they have little left for other tasks. Psychologists at Radboud University in The Netherlands carried out the study after one of them was so struck on impressing an attractive woman he had never...
  • Men Lose Their Minds Speaking To Pretty Women

    09/03/2009 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 164 replies · 6,527+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | September 03, 2009
    Men lose their minds speaking to pretty women Talking to an attractive woman really can make a man lose his mind, according to a new study. Pat Hagan 03 Sep 2009 The research shows men who spend even a few minutes in the company of an attractive woman perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function than those who chat to someone they do not find attractive. Researchers who carried out the study, published in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, think the reason may be that men use up so much of their brain function or...
  • Game Over, Man?The Big Guys Guide to Guydom

    08/24/2009 10:30:08 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 5 replies · 990+ views
    Salvo Magazine ^ | Summer 2009 | Les Sillars
    COLUMNGame Over, Man?The Big Guy’s Guide to Guydomby Les Sillars Dear Big Guy, Dude!!!! We are so totally BUSTED!! It started last night. I was chillin’ with the guys, you know, watching some porn, playing a little poker, drinking some brews. And then Ms. Wet Blanket comes in and says we should turn it down a little. Well, like any Guy, I told her where to go, and Mom totally freaked out on us. We were in her freakin’ house, in her freakin’ living room, she shouldn’t have to put up with this at 3 a.m., what was that on her...
  • High status 'macho' men avoid docs

    08/11/2009 12:57:39 PM PDT · by nightlight7 · 19 replies · 1,215+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 08/11/2009 | staff
    Middle-aged men who strongly idealize masculinity are almost 50 percent less likely than other men to seek preventative healthcare services, according to a studythe first population-based analysis of men's masculinity beliefs and preventative healthcare complianceto be presented at the 104th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. "This research strongly suggests that deep-seated masculinity beliefs are one core cause of men's poor health, inasmuch as they reduce compliance with recommended preventative health services," said Kristen W. Springer, the study's primary investigator. Springer is an assistant professor of sociology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as well as a...
  • Men with short legs more likely to suffer heart attacks

    08/03/2009 8:43:07 PM PDT · by libh8er · 24 replies · 5,280+ views ^ | 8.31.05 | Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
    A study from the University of Bristol in England shows that men with short legs are at increased risk for heart attacks. Men with short legs have higher blood levels of triglycerides, lower blood levels of the good HDL cholesterol that prevents heart attacks and are more likely to store fat in their bellies, signs of not responding adequately to insulin, that causes late-onset diabetes. The authors feel that something that happened before a man was born caused both his short legs and his insulin resistance. Women who do not get enough to eat during the first three months of...
  • Are Men Obsolete?

    07/26/2009 6:53:27 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 56 replies · 1,378+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7/22/09 | Robin of Berkeley
    When I snapped out of my left wing trance last year, I was lost in space. I had no conservative friends and was clueless about web sites and books. I had heard something vaguely about Talk Radio. So I scanned my AM dial and found Michael Savage. (It took several months, and a chat with a rather bemused new friend, before I even realized there were other hosts as well.) Being a lifelong liberal, I'd never heard anybody like Savage in my life. He yelled; he called people "vermin." He was unbridled masculinity, not the touchy feeling kind I was...
  • Male Sex Chromosome Losing Genes By Rapid Evolution, Study Reveals

    07/18/2009 9:31:08 AM PDT · by steve-b · 36 replies · 2,310+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 7/17/09
    Scientists have long suspected that the sex chromosome that only males carry is deteriorating and could disappear entirely within a few million years, but until now, no one has understood the evolutionary processes that control this chromosome's demise. Now, a pair of Penn State scientists has discovered that this sex chromosome, the Y chromosome, has evolved at a much more rapid pace than its partner chromosome, the X chromosome, which both males and females carry. This rapid evolution of the Y chromosome has led to a dramatic loss of genes on the Y chromosome at a rate that, if maintained,...
  • It's Not Just a Recession. It's a Mancession!

    07/12/2009 8:53:33 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Jul 9 2009 | Derek Thompson
    What is a mancession, you ask? It's a recession that hurts men much more than women, and we are allegedly in the worst mancession in recent history. Eighty percent of job losses in the last two years were among men, said AEI scholar Christina Hoff Summers, and it could get worse. Here some graphs provided by Mark Perry, an economist from the University of Michigan who coined the term mancession that, with any luck, is not long for our world. Unfortunately this trend doesn't look to be reversing itself any time soon. How do we explain this? The decline in...
  • Material Signs of Maturity (on Father's Day, Dr. Mohler asks "When does a boy become a man?")

    06/21/2009 9:51:00 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies · 1,074+ views
    Answers Magazine ^ | R. Albert Mohler, Jr
    When does a boy become a man? The answer goes far beyond biology and chronological age...
  • No Country for Burly Men (why stimulus not working)

    06/20/2009 4:33:21 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies · 2,208+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 29, 2009 | Christina Hoff Summers
    A "man-cession." That's what some economists are starting to call it. Of the 5.7 million jobs Americans lost between December 2007 and May 2009, nearly 80 percent had been held by men. Mark Perry, an economist at the University of Michigan, characterizes the recession as a "downturn" for women but a "catastrophe" for men. Men are bearing the brunt of the current economic crisis because they predominate in manufacturing and construction, the hardest-hit sectors, which have lost more than 3 million jobs since December 2007. Women, by contrast, are a majority in recession-resistant fields such as education and health care,...
  • Baseless Bias and the New Second Sex

    06/11/2009 3:38:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 680+ views
    The American ^ | June 10, 2009 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    Claims of bias against women in academic science have been greatly exaggerated. Meanwhile, men are becoming the second sex in American higher education.In 2006 the National Academy of Sciences released Beyond Bias And Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering, which found “pervasive unexamined gender bias” against women in academic science. Donna Shalala, a former Clinton administration cabinet secretary, chaired the committee that wrote the report. When she spoke at a congressional hearing in October 2007, she warned that strong measures would be needed to improve the “hostile climate” women face in university science. This “crisis,”...
  • Men prefer average sized women over fashion models and Playboy centrefolds, claim scientists

    06/11/2009 9:51:38 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 171 replies · 7,145+ views ^ | 11 Jun 2009 | Richard Alleyne
    Researchers found that men preferred the shape of ordinary women, equivalent to dress size 14, than so-called super-attractive models, according to a study that compared the body shapes of ordinary women, Playboy centrefolds, models from the 1920s and 1990s and glamour girls. Professor Rob Brooks at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and colleagues, asked 100 male students to judge the attractiveness of 201 line drawings of female torsos with different hip, waist and shoulder measurements.
  • Guys left behind in 'mancession'

    06/07/2009 9:04:59 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 20 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 8, 2009 | Sarah Baxter
    THE economic crisis is sweeping away men's jobs at a faster rate than women's in the US, heralding the onset of a "mancession". New unemployment figures have revealed the biggest gap in jobless rates between men and women for more than half a century. The shifting pattern is redefining gender roles and challenging the status of men as family breadwinners. Tony Hawkins, 48, was laid off by his truck manufacturing plant in North Carolina after 22 years. "You could kind of feel it coming, but you think, well, you'll be OK, when all of a sudden, boom!" His wife, Johnnie,...
  • Boys with 'Warrior Gene' More Likely to Join Gangs

    06/05/2009 1:46:32 PM PDT · by LottieDah · 93 replies · 1,760+ views
    Boys who have a so-called "warrior gene" are more likely to join gangs and also more likely to be among the most violent members and to use weapons, a new study finds. "While gangs typically have been regarded as a sociological phenomenon, our investigation shows that variants of a specific MAOA gene, known as a 'low-activity 3-repeat allele,' play a significant role," said biosocial criminologist Kevin M. Beaver of Florida State University. In 2006, the controversial warrior gene was implicated in the violence of the indigenous Maori people in New Zealand, a claim that Maori leaders dismissed. But it's no...
  • Men 'live longer' if they marry a younger woman

    06/02/2009 7:44:51 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 219 replies · 5,913+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 2, 2009 | Murray Wardrop
    A man's chances of dying early are cut by a fifth if their bride is between 15 and 17 years their junior. The risk of premature death is reduced by 11 per cent if they marry a woman seven to nine years younger. The study at Germany's Max Planck Institute also found that men marrying older women are more likely to die early. The results suggest that women do not experience the same benefits of marrying a toy boy or a sugar daddy. Wives with husbands older or younger by between seven and nine years increase their chances of dying...
  • 'Power' move by male students ruffles U. of C.

    05/29/2009 8:45:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 571+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 27, 2009 | Sara Olkon
    A group of University of Chicago students think it's time the campus focused more on its men. A third-year student from Lake Bluff has formed Men in Power, a student organization that promises to help men get ahead professionally. But the group's emergence has been controversial, with some critics charging that its premise is misogynistic. Others say it's about time men are championed, noting that recent job losses hit men harder and that women earn far more bachelor's and master's degrees than do men. "It's an enormous disparity now," said Warren Farrell, author of "The Myth of Male Power" and...
  • Men bear the brunt of US jobs lost

    04/19/2009 3:02:37 PM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies · 811+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 4-19-09 | Sarah O'Connor
    The US recession has opened up the biggest gap between male and female unemployment rates since records began in 1948, as men bear the brunt of the economys contraction. Men have lost almost 80 per cent of the 5.1m jobs that have gone in the US since the recession started, pushing the male unemployment rate to 8.8 per cent. The female jobless rate has hit 7 per cent. This a dramatic reversal of the trend over the past few years, where the rates of male and female unemployment barely differed, at about 5 per cent. It also means that women...
  • Prostate Cancer Screening May Not Reduce Deaths - Studies Cast Doubt on Usefulness of Common Test...

    03/22/2009 2:14:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,259+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2009 | Rob Stein
    Studies Cast Doubt on Usefulness of Common Test for Disease Men are being urged to carefully consider risks before undergoing prostate cancer screening in the wake of two large, long-awaited studies that did not produce convincing evidence that routine testing significantly reduces the chance of dying from the disease. The PSA blood test, which millions of men undergo each year, did not lower the death toll from the disease in the first decade of a U.S. government-funded study involving more than 76,000 men, researchers reported yesterday. The second study, released simultaneously, was a European trial involving more than 162,000 men......
  • Turning on the Tears: Should Men Cry?

    03/04/2009 10:19:17 AM PST · by AreaMan · 97 replies · 2,400+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4 March 2009 | ANDREA CANNING and LEE FERRAN
    Turning on the Tears: Should Men Cry? Controversial 'Bachelor' Sparks Debate on Men Tearing Up By ANDREA CANNING and LEE FERRAN March 4, 2009 The final tear-soaked episode of "The Bachelor" was remarkable for the star's dumping the winning bachelorette for the runner-up, but what really has people talking is the endless waterworks -- and the tears didn't come from the women. Jason Mesnick is likely the weepiest bachelor ever. He sloshed through the final episode, tearing up at least a dozen times, raising the question: When is it OK for men to cry? Mesnick's crying has endeared...
  • It's a gene thing: Bad boys hardwired to be bad

    12/23/2008 12:02:35 PM PST · by lakeprincess · 53 replies · 1,646+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/23/08 | Jennifer Harper
    "Bad boys" have a bad boy gene. What's more, that same gene makes them more popular than the proverbial Mr. Nice Guy. Hello James Dean, so long Alan Alda
  • Are men becoming the weaker sex?

    12/07/2008 12:46:05 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 53 replies · 2,843+ views
    PTI ^ | 7 Dec 2008, 1341 hrs IST | PTI
    LONDON: Are men becoming the weaker sex? Well, it seems so from a study which has found evidence that pollution is affecting evolution of males by damaging genitals and their ability to father offspring. And, according to the study, the male gender is in danger as a host of common chemicals is feminising the males of every class of vertebrate animals, from fish to mammals, including human beings. Those identified as gender-benders as they interfere with hormones in males include phthalates, used widely in food wrapping, cosmetics and baby powders among other applications; flame retardants in household furniture and electrical...
  • 10 Random Politically Incorrect Thoughts

    11/23/2008 10:47:21 AM PST · by AJKauf · 50 replies · 2,177+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 23 | Victor Davis Hanson
    6. Something has happened to the generic American male accent. Maybe it is urbanization; perhaps it is now an affectation to sound precise and caring with a patina of intellectual authority; perhaps it is the fashion culture of the metrosexual; maybe it is the influence of the gay community in arts and popular culture. Maybe the ubiquitous new intonation comes from the scarcity of salty old jobs in construction, farming, or fishing. But increasingly to meet a young American male about 25 is to hear a particular nasal stress, a much higher tone than one heard 40 years ago, and,...
  • The Testosterone Crisis

    11/22/2008 4:07:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 201 replies · 3,638+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2008 | Ed Kaitz
    The sweeping Democratic electoral victory has left many conservative Americans concerned about their children's future. With the federal government, educational establishment, entertainment industry and media thoroughly in the hands of the left, disturbing questions surface concerning the kinds of values our children will begin to accept as "mainstream." Matters get worse when one considers what might become forced indoctrination in "community service" organizations as a prerequisite for college admission. These concerns were on my mind during a recent outing with my young children to a local playground. While I watched my kids try to scale walls, climb ropes, and navigate...
  • The disappearing male - Studies show rise in birth defects, infertility among men

    11/07/2008 5:55:17 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 19 replies · 1,462+ views
    Windsor Star ^ | Thursday, November 6, 2008 | Sonja Puzic
    Are males becoming an endangered species? That's the question scientists and researchers have been pondering since alarming trends in male fertility rates, birth defects and disorders began emerging around the world. More and more boys are being born with genital defects and are suffering from learning disabilities, autism and Tourette's syndrome, among other disorders. Male infertility rates are on the rise and the quality of an average man's sperm is declining, according to some studies. But perhaps the most disconcerting of all trends is the growing gender imbalance in many parts of heavily industrialized nations, where the births of baby...
  • Boys? Doing fine. Men? Not so much.

    10/06/2008 10:43:33 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 13 replies · 605+ views ^ | September 17, 2008 | Josh Kahn
    Boys? Doing fine. Men? Not so much. By Josh Kahn, posted September 17, 2008 Category * Community Cheryl Miller does an effective job of taking down a pair of juvenile sounding save the men books, but I disagree with her basic premise. Men do have major cultural issues right now and ironically this is causing women as many problems as men. Boys need a lot of guidance to develop into something other than barbaric, lazy man-children. Ever spend time around little boys? They like destroying things, playing borderline sadistic games and making the sickest jokes they can think of. Later,...
  • More men suffering 'Manorexia', health experts warn as size zero pressure hits males

    09/23/2008 9:05:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 74 replies · 257+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/17/08
    More men suffering 'Manorexia', health experts warn as size zero pressure hits males By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 10:22 AM on 17th September 2008 There are signs that anorexia is increasing at a faster rate among men than women as the beauty and fashion industry puts a greater focus on males, an eating disorder expert has warned. In recent years designers have promoted sizezero chic for both sexes, with waif-like men in slim-fit clothes parading the catwalks of London Fashion Week. Professor Hubert Lacey, a psychiatric consultant at St George's Hospital in Tooting and the Capio Nightingale clinic...
  • Post-abortive men finally speak out

    09/21/2008 11:44:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies · 343+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 9/21/08 | Charlie Butts and Marty Cooper
    A second national conference on the negative effects of abortion on men has been held, and more may be scheduled. The conference's purpose explores the revelation that men experience, according to, profound regret and grief after an involvement in an abortion decision. Vicki Thorn of theNational Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healingbelieves consideration and psychological care for post-abortive fathers is long overdue."It's time we begin speaking about it, and that was my intent in being able to organize these two conferences -- that we begin to speak through the veil of science about the fact that there's more...
  • Why I Am Leaving Guyland

    09/03/2008 10:19:57 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 14 replies · 660+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Aug 30, 2008 | Tony Dokoupil
    It's "booze o'clock" on a recent Thursday night on New York's Fire Islanda rolling, inexact hour when 10 vacationing guys decide to kick off their nightly binge. Between tequila shots and pulls of beer, the sun-baked twentysomethings roar on the deck of their rented beach house, sounding the depths of maledom: sexual conquests, mastery of fire ("I'll grill that potato salad") and escape from the monotony of girlfriends and work. "I like starting things," says one guy, as if to sum up his generation. "Then it gets boring." The banter may seem like an open dish-session between friends, but masculine...
  • A good man is hard to find at church

    08/15/2008 11:50:44 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 84 replies · 314+ views
    The Baptist Standard ^ | August 14, 2008 | Lee Ann Marcel
    DALLAS (ABP)Men are disappearing from the church. According to the Barna Research Group, there are 11 million to 13 million more American women who are born again than there are born-again men. While nine out of 10 senior pastors are men, a majority of regular church attenders are women. Not only are women the majority of born-again American Christians, the Barna Group reports, Women are the backbone of the Christian congregations in America. Perhaps indicative of womens sense of spirituality, 41 percent of women said they have set specific spiritual goals they hope to accomplish in the coming year or...
  • First Church For Men Opens Its Doors

    10/04/2005 2:26:36 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 11 replies · 316+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | Rebekah Montgomery
    It may not be inclusive or politically correct, but the unabashed aim of The Grove Church in Peoria, IL, is to attract one hitherto unreached demographic: men. Inspired by David Murrow's Why Men Hate Going To Church, Murrow and Pastor Mark Doebler freely admit they are inventing a new style of worship. "We're not going after low-hanging fruit," said Murrow. "We're building a ladder to reach men, the fruit most churches ignore." The first couple of rungs were hammered together in Peoria, IL, on a September weekend when the Murrow conducted a Church for Men Summit in the city and...
  • Panel Urges End to Prostate Screening at Age 75

    08/05/2008 1:38:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies · 288+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 5, 2008 | TARA PARKER-POPE
    In a move that could lead to significant changes in medical care for older men, a national task force on Monday recommended that doctors stop screening men ages 75 and older for prostate cancer because the search for the disease in this group was causing more harm than good. The guidelines, issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, represent an abrupt policy change by an influential panel that had withheld any advice regarding screening for prostate cancer, citing a lack of reliable evidence. Though the task force still has not taken a stand on the value of screening in...
  • Depressed, repressed, objectified: are men the new women?

    08/03/2008 2:33:15 PM PDT · by Soliton · 88 replies · 116+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 3 2008 | Elizabeth Day
    In June, men discovered that their libidos are in freefall, prompting a 40 per cent increase in males seeking counselling for impotence problems. Their existential angst worsened in July, when British men discovered that they have the most unequal paternity rights in Europe. According to Nicola Brewer, chief executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, fathers in the UK are seen as 'not essential for parenting'. The same month saw the publication of a medical study that proved the quality of men's sperm declines to such an extent after they hit 45 that the chances of a partner's miscarriage...
  • Male college students more likely than less-educated peers to commit property crimes

    08/02/2008 5:52:18 AM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies · 168+ views
    American Sociological Association ^ | Aug 2, 2008 | Unknown
    Sociological research reveals paradox of higher education, crimeBOSTON Men who attend college are more likely to commit property crimes during their college years than their non-college-attending peers, according to research to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Sociologists at Bowling Green State University found that college-bound youth report lower levels of criminal activity and substance use during adolescence compared to non-college-bound youth. However, levels of drinking, property theft and unstructured socializing with friends increase among the college-bound after enrollment at a four-year university, and they surpass the rates of less-educated peers. "College attendance is...
  • Male lust is blind, research suggests

    07/26/2008 10:01:37 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 86 replies · 432+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 20 July 2008 | Roger Dobson
    Men have long been accused of judging women on looks alone, but even the plainest Jane can get their hormones raging, a study has found. Research involving a group of male students found that their levels of the hormone testosterone increased to the same extent whether they were talking to a young woman they found attractive or to one they didn't fancy much at all. After 300 seconds alone in the same room as a woman they had never met before, and in some cases did not find particularly attractive, the men's testosterone levels of the hormone had shot...
  • Virus helps show cancer spread

    07/12/2008 9:37:55 PM PDT · by Amelia · 2 replies · 98+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11 July 2008 | BBC News
    Scientists have used a common cold virus to "light up" prostate cancer tumours in different parts of the body. It could make it easier for doctors to track the spread of the disease, and check the effectiveness of treatment. A University of California at Los Angeles team found the virus "infected" prostate cancer cells in mice, then made them visible to scanners.
  • The War on Boys: Where Feminists and Mens Rights Activists Go Wrong

    06/25/2008 7:23:26 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 85+ views ^ | 6/25/08 | Selwyn Duke
    One problem with one-issue activists, it seems, is that they often view matters from only one dimension. This has always been one of the characteristics of feminists. Men get blame for being historys conquerors and killers, for instance, but no credit for being its innovators and healers. We will hear about how women create life while men only destroy it, but forgotten are the fruits of mens labors. Were it not for male medical advances that virtually eliminated female death during childbirth, many feminists wouldnt be around to crow about their fecundity. Given this misandrist atmosphere, its not surprising that...
  • 'Where have all the men gone?'

    06/22/2008 8:16:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 146+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 22, 2008 | Michael Paulson
    American Judaism has a boy problem. After several thousand years in which women were relegated to the sidelines of worship and community leadership, scholars and denominational leaders now say that women are significantly outnumbering men in numerous key segments of non-Orthodox Jewish community life. At the Reform movement's seminary, 60 percent of the rabbinical students and 84 percent of those studying to become cantors are female. Girls are outnumbering boys by as much as 2 to 1 among adolescents in youth group programs and summer camps, while women outnumber men at worship and in a variety of congregational leadership roles......
  • How half a million lonely old men are paying the price of the divorce boom

    06/10/2008 5:44:31 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 220 replies · 804+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 June 2008 | Steve Doughty
    Half a million elderly men lead lonely lives with no friends and no contact from their families, a report warned yesterday. It found that one person in five with an elderly father is no longer in touch with him. One in four claims to be too busy to maintain contact. Divorce and family break-up has left millions of men without ties to their children and with few or no family links, said the charity Help the Aged. Retirement deprives many of the company of work colleagues and others are left alone by bereavement or their own poor health Of the...
  • Men prefer being solo over a bad marriage

    06/02/2008 7:10:15 AM PDT · by Hildy · 469 replies · 1,060+ views
    SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Bachelor Carl Weisman got fed up of being classified as a playboy, a loser or a commitment-phobe so he set out to find out exactly why he and a growing number of eligible men were steering clear of marriage. Weisman, 49, conducted a survey of 1,533 heterosexual men to research a book aiming to give women an insight into why some smart, successful men opted to stay single -- and help lifelong bachelors understand why they are still the solo man at parties. He concluded that most men were not afraid of marriage -- but they...
  • Study Finds 'Man Crisis' in Liberal Jewish Circles

    05/12/2008 8:44:35 AM PDT · by Alouette · 37 replies · 179+ views
    Israel National News ^ | May 12, 2008 | Gil Ronen
    ( A new study carried out at Brandeis University finds that as the liberal Jewish community empowers its women, its men appear to be losing interest in their Jewishness. According to a report in JTA, which publishes parts of the study, "outside the Orthodox world, men are becoming less and less engaged in every aspect of Jewish life, from the home to the synagogue to communal organizations. Numerous studies show that fewer boys than girls go to non-Orthodox youth groups, religious schools or summer camps, fewer go into the rabbinate and cantorate, and fewer serve on synagogue or federation committees....
  • The Male Priesthood: The Argument From Sacred Tradition

    05/04/2008 3:13:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 126+ views
    Catholic Net ^ | Mark Lowery, Ph.D.
    In May of 1994 John Paul II promulgated Ordinatio Sacerdotalis which declared definitely that the Catholic priesthood is reserved for males. That document nonetheless contained some language that was difficult to interpret. As a result, Cardinal Ratzinger made an official clarification (Responsum ad Dubium) in November of 1995, making it quite clear that the Church has taught infallibly on this matter. Hence, the question of the priesthood in its relation to sexuality - a question usually posed more simply as "Why can there not be women priests?" - has now been answered in a definitive way. There is no longer...
  • Percentage of Male Teachers Hits 40-Year Low (afraid of abuse accusations)

    02/27/2008 8:52:51 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 87 replies · 257+ views
    encarta / msn ^ | 2/27/08 | By Tamar Snyder
    --snip-- But his role came with an added responsibility not many female teachers face. "Only two kids out of the 26 had parents who were married," he said. "Most of these kids had no father figure at home. ---snip--- Many men once in the profession say they quit because of worries that innocuous contact with students could be misconstrued, reports the NEA.
  • In election 2008, dont forget Angry White Man

    02/19/2008 9:26:38 AM PST · by mr_hammer · 50 replies · 642+ views
    Aspen Times Weekly ^ | February 9, 2008 | Gary Hubbell
    His common traits are that he isnt looking for anything from anyone just the promise to be able to make his own way on a level playing field. In many cases, he is an independent businessman and employs several people. He pays more than his share of taxes and works hard.
  • The White Male Voter and Hillary

    02/17/2008 8:06:25 AM PST · by FUMETTI · 85 replies · 290+ views ^ | February 8, 2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Hillary Clinton has a man problem. And this time its bigger than just Bill. Take a look at the exit polls coming out of the primaries thus far. Men are going for Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. In California, men went for Obama, 51 percent to Clinton's 39 percent, according to the San Jose Mercury News. In South Carolina, 55 percent of men voted for Obama, with only 23 going for Clinton. (Edwards took the bulk of the rest.) This is not about sexism. But try telling that to feminists Gloria Steinem and Erica Jong, who both recently wrote whiny...
  • HPV Causing More Oral Cancer in Men

    02/05/2008 10:56:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 73 replies · 803+ views ^ | 02/02/2008 | MIKE STOBBE
    The sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer in women is poised to become one of the leading causes of oral cancer in men, according to a new study. The HPV virus now causes as many cancers of the upper throat as tobacco and alcohol, probably due both to an increase in oral sex and the decline in smoking, researchers say. The only available vaccine against HPV, made by Merck & Co. Inc., is currently given only to girls and young women. But Merck plans this year to ask government permission to offer the shot to boys. Experts say a...
  • HPV Causing More Oral Cancer in Men

    02/03/2008 5:28:03 PM PST · by gondramB · 43 replies · 196+ views
    ATLANTA (AP) The sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer in women is poised to become one of the leading causes of oral cancer in men, according to a new study. The HPV virus now causes as many cancers of the upper throat as tobacco and alcohol, probably due both to an increase in oral sex and the decline in smoking, researchers say. The only available vaccine against HPV, made by Merck & Co. Inc., is currently given only to girls and young women. But Merck plans this year to ask government permission to offer the shot to boys....
  • A Decline in Testosterone May Give Rise to Many Ills (Especially In Married Men)

    01/17/2008 1:28:24 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 46 replies · 2,264+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 17 January 2008 | BENJAMIN BREWER, M.D
    Testosterone levels start to drop for most men in middle age. For those wanting to start their testosterone decline sooner than that, getting married may help. Married men have lower testosterone levels than single guys. A recent study among the Ariaal people in Kenya showed that unmarried men had higher testosterone levels than men with a single wife. And men with two or more wives had even lower testosterone than those with one. It's estimated that two million to four million American men have a significant testosterone deficiency and that less than 5% of them are getting treatment. Low testosterone...